Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Salcha in Alaska


Earthquake location 64.5009S, -146.8766WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salcha in Alaska on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:43:07 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 09:43:07 / June 23, 2020 @ 9:43 am. Exact location, longitude -146.8766° West, latitude 64.5009° North, depth = 19.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak02081knvvb. Id of event: ak02081knvvb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was College, Fairbanks, Badger (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Badger (c. 19 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SSE of Salcha, Alaska.

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